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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
THE BLACK QUAD: an homage to Belgian brewing tradition, with a slight departure. Characteristic of the style are notes of caramel, candi sugar, and dark fruit. Our addition of premium Belgian Black Malt adds a subtle component of dry roastiness for a deliciously dark complexity. 22°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (369) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Dark fruits and lighter yeast esters (banana), molasses, a hint of roasted grain, chocolate, tar, a speck of citrus, spices, and generous ethanol in the aroma (increasingly so with temperature). Busy, but enticing. The taste is spicy and malty, with the roasted character and the darker fruity esters making more of a guest appearance. Viscous palate with gentle carbonation. I was looking forward to a more candi-sugar type of taste, but it was very good nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajkzk (4) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 This is my new go to beer... Thank you Sjohnny! Strong, dark, sweet flavor. It reminds me of learning to drink sweet coffee without cream. Great dark color, no head, sweet aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregner (19) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Appearance - dark brown/black with minimal tan head that fades fast Aroma - alcohol, dark fruits, bit of acetone Taste - sweet alcohol, caramel, roasted malt, some dark fruit notes, balanced bitterness Palate - smooth, thin body, alcohol warmth, medium carbonation Overall - very tasty, smooth, high alcohol beer; extremely well crafted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
A dark fruit and figs nose. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dark tan head and fine lacing along the ring as you drink. The taste is overall medium sweet with nods to sweet malts and cheeries. Some alcohal is noted in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, while pleasing, it is overly sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1336) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, licorice. The mouthfeel is sticky and sweet with a heavy body and light carbonation. Excellent beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
(12oz bottle best by 10-08-2013) clear, very deep ruby, no head or bubbles at all. Nose of subtle dark fruit, grain mash, spices, not complex. Taste is exceptionally malty without the complexity a quad requires. Sweet but no raisins, dates and figs. Toasty and a touch metallic. Banana esters, undercarbonated by a mile, not my favorite quad ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
deep brown pour with a nice cream head. nose is alcohol, heavy dried fruits, yeast, sweet, toffee, and caramel. very nice on the palate, thick and chewy caramel, dried fruits, spice, bitter, and a good burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and dark fruit. The fruit notes come through very strongly. I get some cherries and raisins. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of caramel and roasted malt, as well as some chocolate and a hint of coffee. I also get some cherry notes, as well as a good amount of alcohol. The beer is very sweet and has some brown sugar character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Real Ale Brewer's Cut #2 A- hazy dark brown, very dark brown. Pretty much black. Small half finger head. S- big sweet dark fruit notes with burnt sugar and a slight hint of acetone. T- again big dark fruit, caramel, a lot of burnt sugar bitterness. Bit of an aged cheese on the finish. Pretty big alcohol bite as well. Very complex. M- thick sticky mouthfeel. Coats the tongue. Cheesy aftertaste. O- okay, so I still don't like Quads all that much. Take my review with a grain of salt. It's pretty tasty, but there are some flavors that I don't like. It's definitely better than Rochefort 10. It's good. If you're into quads it probably great! Very complex. -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (422) - - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Yeast and caramel aroma. Pours a glistening dark brown like polished tourmaline. When it first hit my tongue I said "Oh Wow". It’s like a good stout and a good quad fell in love, got married and had a baby. They gave birth at the Real Ale Brewery and named their baby Brewer’s Cut Black Quad. Root beer, toffee, fruit, caramel. Ever so slight coffee bitterness on the finish.

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